Stephen Emmott

discusses

Ten Billion

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
11
Wednesday
September 11, 2013
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome the Head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research and author, Stephen Emmott as he discusses his book, Ten Billion.

We're facing an emergency. By the end of this century the population will be over 10 billion. And there aren't enough resources for everyone. This book won't tell you to 'do your bit for the environment'. It won't tell you to recycle. It won't tell you to buy an electric car. It's too late for that. Stephen Emmott, the acclaimed scientist, shows us why time is running out. And what we really need to do about it.

"This an hour of Matrix moments, of reminders of what underlies our daily lives. It's freeing to face the facts as well as alarming. . . . It informs, unsettles, provokes. Job done." --The Times (London) 

Stephen Emmott
Stephen Emmott

Stephen Emmott

Stephen Emmott is head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research. He leads a broad scientific research program, at the center of which is an interdisciplinary team of new kinds of scientists, and a new kind of laboratory, in Cambridge, England, pioneering new approaches to tackle fundamental problems in science. His lab’s research spans from molecular biology, immunology, and neuroscience, to plant biology, climatology, biogeochemistry, terrestrial and marine ecology, and conversation biology, as well as the new fields of programming life and artificial photosynthesis. Stephen is also Visiting Professor of Computational Science, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor of Biological Computation, University College London; and Distinguished Fellow of the UK National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts.

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